Hi everyone i was getting blue screens about a week ago so i decieded to reinstall windows. After a fresh install i began redownloding some of my old programs when i realized my hard drive was completely full, or at least i only had about 1g on my 500g hard drive that was usable.
I am not very knowledgable on how Hard drives work so i would appreciate any help into what may be wrong, thanks.
Are you still getting BSOD (or other) after the fresh install? If the HD is over 3 years it's due for retirement (IMHO) and being nearly full is another indicator. Give some consideration to an SSD for the OS & frequently used programs and a large HDD (possibly external) for bulk storage.
I can only tell you what I would do. That is to replace the HDD. I would recommend an SSD either 128GB or 256GB if you can afford it and a larger HDD for bulk storage. IMHO, it's just not worth the risk to stretch the life of a HDD.